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Clausewitz and African War: Politics and Strategy in Liberia and Somalia (Cass Military Studies) [Kindle Edition]

Isabelle Duyvesteyn

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Oil, diamonds, timber, food aid - just some of the suggestions put forward as explanations for African wars in the past decade.


Another set of suggestions focuses on ethnic and clan considerations. These economic and ethnic or clan explanations contend that wars are specifically not fought by states for political interests with mainly conventional military means, as originally suggested by Carl von Clausewitz in the 19th century. This study shows how alternative social organizations to the state can be viewed as political actors using war as a political instrument.

About the Author

Isabelle Duyvesteyn is a lecturer at the Department of History of International Relations at the Institute of History, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Previously she held appointments at the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands and the Netherlands Institute for International Relations. Her research interests include civil war, Africa and humanitarian intervention. Her most recent publications have been with the Swedish National Defence College, in Security Studies and several Dutch language journals.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 199 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0714657247
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (30 Sept. 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OT7WZS
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful Background Reference 1 July 2014
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Overall Clausewitz provides a different and useful framework to political/strategic level of war in these two countries. It is certainly unique. However, it is always difficult to use Clausewitz to review insurgent wars. All the same this document makes a very good effort to analyse the critical components of the wars.

The paper/book can be heavy going at times, however it is well worth the effort to work through it. Having spent 12 months in country the book proved to be an excellent primer prior to arrival and continued to be a useful reference to analyse the situation on the ground.

It is probably a pity that the Government was not reading the book too. Clearly, they were not, since the people did not seem to count for anything in the Governments' strategic consideration.

Overall a useful reference to scan overall and to read in detail sections relevant to your interest.
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